Today's News

  • Public records for the week of Nov. 8. 2012



    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.




    Ayers LP to Arthur J. Dubois and Paula M. Dubois, Dist. 1, $39,900.

    James A. Barnes and Nancy R. Barnes to David Eltringham and Susan Eltringham, Dist. 2, $24,000.

    Tim Hill to Penny S. Saylor, Dist. 3, $78,000.

  • Jacksboro takes AAA runner-up


    While Oneida Middle School achieved its drive for five, it didn’t mean they had an easy road.

    The Indians took their fifth AAA middle school championship title in as many tries on Saturday night. However, Jacksboro found a way to battle, giving what Oneida head coach Heath Sexton called their toughest challenge.

    “That was an all-out war. I mean that,” Sexton said to Jacksboro in their postgame huddle. “That was by far the toughest game we’ve played in my 11 years here.”

  • Powell pushed Lady Owls past Horace Maynard


    The Lady Owls had a strong showing on Tuesday night in the Horace Maynard tipoff tournament.

    Playing a tough defending district champions in the Lady Red Devils, the Lady Owls used a 9-2 surge at the beginning of the third for a 22-13 advantage. LaFollette eventually went on to take the win, 33-28.

  • Blue Devils looking for district success


    As the Blue Devils turn their attention to the hardwood, they have many goals in mind.

    However, their first priority is a District 4-A regular season title. In order for that to happen, head coach Mike Reynolds says his team needs to be flawless at home against their district opponents.

  • Cougar Craziness has crazy contest ending


    Gunner St. John and Nikki Ward wanted to make sure Cougar Craziness was definitely crazy.

    Following the alumni game on Friday, both the men and women’s squads participated in the three point contests where Ward edged Jamie Mynatt 11-10 in the one-minute shootout. St. John beat Seth Pebley, 14-10.

    However, in the St. John versus Ward contest, everything changed.

  • Lady Eagles look to talent, heart


    The Lady Eagles come into their 2012-13 season with big goals in mind.

    However, to head coach Wanda Snodgrass, this team has all the right components to make something special.

    “I expect this team to be one of the teams that goes farthest of the teams that I’ve had,” she said. “We have the talent to do it, as well as the heart, which plays an important part in this team.”

    For Snodgrass and the Lady Eagles, this season will be a chance for improvement over last year.

  • Sports News 11-8-12

    High School Soccer Interest Meeting

    Campbell County High School is in hopes of having a soccer team next season. An interest meeting for students grade seventh through 11th will be held on Nov. 19 at the old West LaFollette Elementary School. This is just the first step, which is to show the county enough kids are interested in trying out for the team. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call Bryan Horton at 494-6569.


    Jellico Basketball Opener

  • Campbell County General Election unofficial finals

    10:14 pm

    The following are unofficial election results for 22 of 22 Campbell County precincts, plus early and absentee voting. A total of 12,447 voters turned out to the polls for this year's election. Please see the Nov. 8 edition of the LaFollette Press for an in-depth look at election results.


  • LUB receives positive audit report

    The LaFollette Utilities Board received a clean audit report at Monday night’s meeting.
    “I’m happy to report y’all are doing really good,” said Daniel Franklin, vice president of Pugh and Company, P.C.
    Franklin told the board they had been responsible.
    “Nobody likes rate increases,” Franklin said. “Nobody likes that, but sometimes its necessary to be fiscally responsible.”
    The board approved the audit report.
    Rural Development projects

  • LaFollette City Council to put speed limit on Mullis Trail

    At Tuesday’s workshop, members of LaFollette’s City Council discussed a speed limit for Mullis Trail.
    Different speed limits were suggested, such as 15, 20 and 25 miles per hour.
    Council member Hansford Hatmaker asked if the people who lived on the street had been asked which speed limit they would like.
    “They’d like no traffic at all is what they’d like,” council member Joe Bollinger said. “But we can’t manage that.”